Session 3: The Future of Fintech and Cryptocurrencies

VIDEO April 21, 2018

Speaker / Author

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus at LeBow’s College of Business at Drexel University

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More

Bill Nelson

Executive Managing Director, Chief Economist, and Head of Research, the Clearing House Association

William (Bill) Nelson is executive managing director, chief economist, and head of research at The Clearing House Association and chief economist of The Clearing House Payments Company. Nelson contributes to and oversees research and analysis to support the advocacy of the association on behalf of the owner banks. Before joining The Clearing House in 2016, Nelson was a deputy director of the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where his responsibilities included monetary policy analysis, discount window policy analysis, and financial institution supervision. Nelson attended Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings and ... Read More

Isabelle Corbett

Senior Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs, R3.

Isabelle Corbett is senior counsel and director of regulatory affairs at R3, an enterprise software firm driving the development of distributed ledger and blockchain solutions across the financial services industry. As part of R3’s global regulatory affairs strategy, she meets with regulators, central banks, and policymakers around the world. Before joining R3, she was an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where her practice focused on derivatives, counseling clients in a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and transactional matters. Prior to Cadwalader, she worked at a consulting firm specializing on securities and derivatives, where she both advocated for and advised clients ... Read More

Yaya J. Fanusie

Director of Analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF)

Yaya Jata Fanusie is the director of analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. He focuses on fintech and its implications for national security and illicit finance. Fanusie also is an adviser to Archer, a nonprofit tech start-up on the University of California, Berkeley campus. He spent seven years as both an economic and counterterrorism analyst in the CIA, where he regularly briefed White House-level policymakers, U.S. military personnel, and federal law enforcement. In 2008, while assigned to the National Counterterrorism Center, he briefed then-President George W. Bush on terrorism threats. Fanusie has ... Read More

Mike Warner

Senior Strategist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mike Warner is senior strategist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he leads the Innovation Lab and cochairs the Information Management Advisory group for the Federal Reserve System. He has been actively involved in the advancement of system modeling software and the deployment of large-scale software systems for more than 15 years. Before joining the Fed, Warner led a small venture-funded software company. As the founder, he designed and led the development and deployment of software that provided banks, investment,  and government intelligence professionals a new kind of visual ontology-based interactive interface to dynamics in complex systems. ... Read More